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A hand holds chopsticks with a piece of air fryer tofu in it with dipping sauce on it. The full plate of tofu is behind it.

Air Fried Tofu

Make this crispy, protein-rich, air fried tofu, and eat it plain or add it to your favorite vegan dishes. Serve this crispy tofu with a simple sauce over rice and steamed veggies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Air Fried Tofu, Air Fryer Tofu, Fried tofu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 78kcal
Author Marly


  • 15 oz extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Remove tofu from it's container. Wrap in paper towels or a kitchen towel and stand over the sink and gently press tofu to remove excess liquid. Cut into 1/2" cubes. Use a paper towel to dry the cubes. Drizzle with olive oil and toss gently to coat each piece.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F and set the timer for 18 minutes. Allow the air fryer to heat up. Remove the basket and spray with vegetable cooking spray. Add the tofu cubes and spray the top with vegetable cooking spray.
  • Every 5 minutes, remove the basket and stir the tofu by shaking the basket so that each piece is browned equally. Cook for 15–18 minutes, or until desired crispiness is reached.
  • Serve fried tofu over rice with steamed veggies. Drizzle or serve fried tofu as an appetizer with a dipping sauce.
  • Transfer any unused tofu to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


Serve this tofu with the dipping sauce from this Cauliflower Sushi recipe.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 163mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.3mg